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Ackerley, Joseph Randolph, 1896 - 1967 (writer and literary editor)

 Person

Dates and places

1896-1967

Sphere of activity

Writer, known primarily as a literary editor

Relationships

Friend of E.M. Forster.

Other information

Joined the BBC in 1928, literary editor of the BBC's 'The Listener' (1935-59).

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Address book, 1925 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/13/1
Scope and Contents

Indexed address book with autograph manuscript entries. Includes entries by P.N. Furbank, Joe Ackerley and others.
To request this document, please use the following call mark: vol. 3/7

Dates: 1925 - 1970
 Item

Bob Buckingham, E.M. Forster and Joe Ackerley, 1930 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/557
Scope and Contents

Bob Buckingham, looking to the right, E.M. Forster, looking down and wearing a cloth cap, with Joe Ackerley, smiling to the camera and carrying a jacket over his shoulder. They are walking towards the camera along a sea promenade, full length. Taken at Dover. Postcard, 13.9 x 9. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, with names, location and '193-'. (Sleeve 198)

Dates: 1930 - 1939
 Sub-Series

Correspondence between E.M. Forster and Joe Ackerley, 1922 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/6
Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains one file of original letters from Joe Ackerley to E.M. Forster and eleven files of photocopied letters from E.M. Forster to Joe Ackerley.

Dates: 1922 - 1966
 File

Correspondence from E.M. Forster to May Buckingham: 1963-4, 1963 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/81/17
Scope and Contents 38 autograph letters, signed, and 6 autograph postcards, signed, from E.M. Forster to May Buckingham.Enclosures:2 autograph postcards, signed, from Joe [Ackerley] to E.M. Forster. 13 and 15 Sept. 19631 autograph letter, signed, and 1 autograph postcard, signed, from Ben[jamin Britten] to E.M. Forster. 16 Sept. 1963 and [c. 16 Dec. 1964]1 autograph postcard, signed, from 'Drum and Rachel' to E.M. Forster. [p.m. 17 Sept. 1963]1 autograph letter, signed, from 'Hugh', 85...
Dates: 1963 - 1964
 File

Correspondence from E.M. Forster to May Buckingham: 1965-6, 1965 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/81/19
Scope and Contents 33 autograph letters, signed, and 5 autograph postcards, signed, from E.M. Forster to May Buckingham.Included 1 autograph letter, signed, from Joe [Ackerley] to May Buckingham on back of an autograph letter, signed, from E.M. Forster to May Buckingham. [c. 26 May 1966]Enclosures:1 autograph letter, signed, and 1 autograph postcard, signed, from Ben[jamin Britten] to E.M. Forster. [c. 1 Sept. 1965] and 29 Mar. 19661 autograph letter, signed, from 'Mum' [Beatrice Victoria...
Dates: 1965 - 1966
 Item

E.M. Forster, Joe Ackerley and others in drawing room, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/824
Scope and Contents

E.M. Forster, Joe Ackerley, and two other men [one may be Leo Charlton or Bill Roerick] in a small drawing room. E.M. Forster is looking towards the camera and the others look at him. Print, 13.5 x 8.4. Inscribed on back, by Archivist, with names. (Sleeve 331)

Dates: 1960 - 1969
 Item

Joe Ackerley with Bob and Rob Buckingham on the patio, 1947 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/679
Scope and Contents Joe Ackerley, Bob Buckingham and Rob Buckingham sitting in deckchairs on the patio above, probably on the same occasion. Joe Ackerley is sitting on the left, looking towards Rob Buckingham, who is sitting on the far right, laughing in profile to the left, partly turned away from the camera, his right hand is at his throat. Bob Buckingham is sitting in the centre, also laughing. Taken at Wendell Road, London. Print, 17.4 x 12.1. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, 'Joe Bob Rob / Wendell...
Dates: 1947 - 1955
 File

Letters from Joe Ackerley, 1942-12-29

Reference Code: GBR/0272/WJHS/1/1
Scope and Contents

9 autograph letters, signed.

Dates: 1942-12-29
 File

Letters from Joe Ackerley to Clive Bell, 1936 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/2
Scope and Contents

5 autograph letters signed, 1 typed letter signed and a photocopy of 1 autograph letter signed.

Dates: 1936 - 1953
 File

Letters from Joe Ackerley to May Buckingham, 1953-11-14 - 1963-04-14

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/81/24
Scope and Contents

4 autograph letters, signed, from Joe Ackerley to May Buckingham, with 4 envelopes.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/Buckingham, M./24

Dates: 1953-11-14 - 1963-04-14
 File

Letters from Joe Ackerley to Vanessa Bell, 1957-01-31 - 1957-02-13

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AG/1/1
Scope and Contents

2 autograph letters, signed.

Dates: 1957-01-31 - 1957-02-13
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The correspondence of Mrs. Garnett and her late husband, David Garnett, may only be read with Mrs. Garnett's permission. For further information, please contact the Archivist.
 File

Letters to Rosamond Lehmann, 1932-06-07 - 1965-05-22

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RNL/2/1
Scope and Contents

2 autograph letters signed.

Dates: 1932-06-07 - 1965-05-22
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Some items contain sensitive personal information and are closed to researchers under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998). A request to view these items must be made in writing to the Archivist who will discuss with the researcher the possibilities for obtaining the written permission of the author. A statement to this effect is given with each closed file.
 Item

Lytton Strachey standing with E.M. Forster, Joe Ackerley and an unidentified man, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/469
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of E.M. Forster standing to the right of the image, wearing a flat cloth cap and looking to the camera. Joe Ackerley stands next to him to the left, smiling towards the camera with his hands by his sides. Lytton Strachey stands further to the left, wearing a hat and holding a coat over his arms. To the furthest left of the image is an unidentified man holding a bundle of coats in his hands.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
 Item

On the patio of the Buckingham's London house, 1947 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/678
Scope and Contents May Buckingham, E.M. Forster, Joe Ackerley, and Rob Buckingham, seated on the patio of the Buckinghams' house in London. May Buckingham is leaning forwards with her hands under her knees and E.M. Forster is next to her on the same bench with his right hand raised to his chin. Joe Ackerley is sitting on the right, looking to the left. Robert Buckingham is in the lower right hand corner, head and left shoulder only, with his back to the camera. Cups, saucers and a teapot are placed on a small...
Dates: 1947 - 1955
 File

Typescript, 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/11/7/2
Scope and Contents

Typescript and carbon typescript of memoir, 'Kanaya', probably made in the 1950s by J.R. Ackerley. Both copies foliated, corrected, and dated 'March-September 1921' in Joe Ackerley's hand.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 11/7/2/C

Dates: 1950 - 1959
 File

'What Does It Matter? A Morality', with revisions by Joe Ackerley, 1930 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/3/25/2
Scope and Contents

Typescript of 'What Does It Matter? A Morality'. Foliated, with manuscript corrections by, and possibly typed by, J.R. Ackerley.
To request this document, please use the following call mark: vol. 4/3

Dates: 1930 - 1959

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